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Creating a Template Object¶
This is done in the “Storage folder” which should have been configured to the website. Here you create a new Template Object an select the Data Structure that the mininews extension provides:
After having done this you close the document here, click the Template Object icon again and select “TemplaVoilà! Plus”:
Subsequently you can begin the mapping of the Data Structure to the template file (here the example file “mininews/template/mininews_template.html” is used) and after that process you will see something like this:
Notice in particular how each of the three templates are found in the same Data Structure as sheets where the highest root element named “ROOT of multitemplate” represents the three sheets inside:
After the mapping process is complete the alternative template is in place.
The big questions now are:
- How can I define a data structure for my plugin just like “mininews” has done?
- How can I use any alternative template represented by a Template Object inside my plugin?
These questions are answered next.